The last time we visited Cape Town, prior to our trip this year, Zee was a year old. To understand just how far back that was, look at these photos from the two trips.
Seeing as she was so little, and didn’t remember much about Cape Town, we tried to fit in some touristy stuff while we were there this time. Of course, this included enthusiastically pointing out Table Mountain every time it came into view – when we were driving; from the hotel room window; from the cute Hamleys train at V&A Waterfront. 😁
We also took her to visit the adorable African penguins at Boulders Beach. In case you missed it, you can read all about our visit, and see the cuties in tuxedos here.
We knew she would like the bright colours of the Bo-Kaap area, so we went there one morning. Bo-Kaap is famous for its colourful houses, making it a very popular spot for camera-wielding tourists. The area also boasts some of the best views of the city’s world famous mountain. We drove to the top of one of the roads, to give our little explorer yet another awesome view of Table Mountain.
The next day was a perfect, clear day, so we made our way up Table Mountain. In a cable car, not on foot. Obvs. Zee did spot people hiking though, as we glided effortlessly to the top, and declared that it would be “so cool to hike up, hey mommy!?” Um, no mommy would not win at that. 😂
A nice surprise when we got to the front of the ticket queue was hearing that it was “Kidz Season”, which meant that Zee got to go up for free. She also received vouchers for two sweet treats – one at the Shop At The Top, and one at the Café. When she got her sweetie at the Shop At The Top, she also bought herself a cute little necklace to remember her visit.
Some parts at the top are really cold and windy, and I’d absolutely recommend the delicious lamb curry at the Café to warm up after you’re done exploring! It was so good, we devoured it before we could even remember to take a photo!
Views from the cable car
Views from the top
Fun at the top
I’ll end the post with this next pic of Zee and I, and my new friend who slightly resembles a Star Wars droid. 😊